Lansky’s Old World Deli (235 Columbus, between 70th & 71st) has gone out of business.
The sign above is posted on the door of the now vacant space.
Regular readers may recall that Lanksy’s was the site of a robbery and some major vandalism last fall. Anti-Semitic slurs were written on the restaurant’s walls and the interior was trashed, resulting in more than $100,000 in damages.
No word on whether or not that crime had any impact on this closing.
Lansky’s was owned by chef David Ruggerio, who also owns nearby Jalepeno (185 Columbus) and Bomboloni (187 Columbus).
Back in the fall of 2011, it was reported that Mr. Ruggerio had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for those two locations (Lanksy’s was not involved in the filing).
Someone claiming to be Mr. Ruggerio commented on that post above last month, saying that both Jalepeno and Bomboloni are now out of bankruptcy and debt-free. The same person (I think) had previously posted a similar comment on this related post.
If you click through that second link you’ll note that I responded by asking the commenter to contact me directly with additional details. Unfortunately, I never heard back.
H/t to MUW readers Elena, Mary, and Dorie.
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